Jenna Petersen has been a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor since 2020. To obtain this certification, she invested over 45 hours of time into study, exams, group seminars, and individual oversight by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CERD-S, one of the co-authors of Intuitive Eating, 4th edition: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach. She started the Women Eat Well website in September 2020, and started blogging shortly after that.
Jenna has participated in several trainings about eating disorders from the Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa, Veritas Collaborative, and the Eating Disorders Boot Camp with Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CERD.
Prior to opening her private practice, Jenna provided campus-wide health promotion and education to college students at the University of Northern Iowa from 2018-2020. She has been an active member of Candeo Church since moving to the Cedar Valley area. In 2019, she served as a digital Health Coach for hypertensive individuals in a research study based at the University of Vermont.
Jenna obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health from Iowa State University, during which she conducted research to determine the efficacy of the Motivational Interviewing coaching technique among college students of differing personality types.
Jenna’s passions for food and wellness extend far beyond her professional experiences, having grown up on an organic vegetable farm just north of Rochester, MN. You can learn more about her family’s adventures in gardening at vegetablefreak.com.
Jenna looks forward to getting to know YOU and helping you in your eating journey!